Some years ago a seminary lecturer was asked what "our" Saviour would look like, if we were asked to "design" that Saviour. So, out comes our little "box." Of course he would be Male, because I am male. Handsome and balding and well fed, for the same reason. He would ensure that everyone else
elected the public official of "my" choice. He would be a Terminator and stop all terrorists and wars; have an IQ of 300 but speak so everyone could understand; and instantly heal miraculously anyone for whom I prayed. And so
forth on and on… We tend to create God in our image, rather than accepting God as he reveals himself to us.
Our God revealed himself to the people in Nazareth, and he reveals himself to us today, as one who is to be found in the commonplace and ordinary events of our lives. In other words, he is to be found wherever we are, especially if we're poor and suffering. He treats us all the same – with great love- and as sinners needing to work out our salvation every day. He calls us to believe, so that he can live in a unique temple within us, through Baptism. He also arranged to be available to us in a special sacramental way, the Holy Eucharist. That doesn't fit the "box" of a lot of people who've designed their own Messiah, so they ignore him and even want to throw that concept over the cliff.
Know Your Catechism!
Articles 541 to 545 of the CCC remind us that our Saviour proclaimed the Kingdom of God, fulfilling the Old Testament prophecies. He calls everyone to enter that kingdom, the only condition being to accept his word. He even invites sinners and shares the life of the poor. The Father wants to share his divine life with us, and he does this by gathering people around his son Jesus Christ, the head of this "family of God". The question you must ask yourself, when you read St L:uke's Gospel (4:21-30) this is, “Do you live as if you believe that Jesus is your Saviour?”